“Love brings us in close, leads us to study the details of a thing, and asks us to return again and again. These are the motivations and ideas that built this book.”

Christopher Lehman and Kate Roberts

Thank you for exploring Falling in Love with Close Reading. Christopher Lehman and Kate Roberts show how close reading can be rigorous, meaningful, and joyful by sharing strategies for teachers and for readers.

Enjoy the following sample material from the book and find out why Donalyn Miller called it “Simple. Effective. Adaptable. Brilliant.”

  • An overview that will transform how you look at close reading
  • An introduction to a three-step ritual students can use for close reading any text
  • An annotated example of a real text that models how the three-step ritual works
  • Donalyn Miller’s uplifting forward  
Falling in love with close reading